SBIR Phase I:Synthetic pathway in Pichia pastoris for production of 1,2-propanediol from crude glycerol

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$164,481.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1013619
Award Id:
99055
Agency Tracking Number:
1013619
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
Bt6
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
334 Hecla Street, Lake Linden, MI, 49945
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Wilbur Campbell
DPhil
(906) 296-1115
bill@nitrate.com
Business Contact:
Wilbur Campbell
DPhil
(906) 296-1115
bill@nitrate.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This SBIR Phase I project will produce 1,2- propanediol (propylene glycol) from biodiesel byproduct glycerol using a synthetic biology approach in a Pichia pastoris as cell factory. This compound has wide scope in industries from fuel additive to de-icing agent. The broader/commercial impact of the project will be the application of biotechnology to the solution of environmental problems. The market opportunity for the output from this project is broad. In current practice, the transesterification of plant liquids generates crude glycerol as a byproduct and this byproduct could be an additional raw substrate for many value-added compounds and production of 1, 2-propanediol.

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